Scholarship

Deadline: April – May (Contact Panasonic Scholarship office in the applicable countries/area)

The Panasonic Scholarship Program was established in 1998 in commemoration of the company’s 80th anniversary as a way for the company to express its appreciation to society. Its aim is to provide scholarship opportunities to privately financed students from Asian countries who wish to pursue a master’s course in Japan, to offer financial assistance to foster highly educated experts who can contribute to the development of their countries in the 21st century, and to promote mutual friendship between their home countries and Japan. Applications are accepted and selected by the Panasonic Scholarship offices in the 8 applicable countries/area: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and India

 

Eligibility:

  1. Nationality: Applicants must be citizens of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and India
  2. Educational Background: Applicants must be graduates or pending graduates of universities and have a distinguished academic record and must have completed 16 years of school education or have been accepted as eligible for enrollment at the targeted graduate schools. However, applicants must have completed their bachelor degrees no more than 4 years prior to the date of their arrival in Japan.
  3. Specialization: Applicants must major in any one of the science, technology and engineering fields.
  4. Japanese Language Proficiency: Applicants must have the desire to master the Japanese language not only for studying at master’s level but also for understanding Japanese culture.
  5. Health Conditions: Applicants must be medically fit and must be strongly motivated to study in Japan.
  6. Others:
  • Applicants must be interested in and have the desire to contribute to the development of the applicable countries/area and to promote friendship between the applicable countries/area and Japan.
  • Applicants must obtain a student visa and arrive in Japan by end of March 2013 to attend the award ceremony to be held at Panasonic Headquarters at the beginning of April 2013.
  • Applicants who are receiving or will receive other scholarships including Japanese Government Scholarships are not eligible for the Panasonic Scholarship.
  • Applicants who are already enrolled at graduate schools in Japan at the time of applications are not eligible for the Panasonic Scholarship.

 

Duration:

3 years (1 year for a research student and 2 years for a master’s course at graduate school)

Panasonic highly recommends Panasonic Scholarship students to be a research student for 1 year in order for them to improve Japanese proficiency

 

Value:

Research Student of Graduate School

  • Basic Scholarship – ¥150,000 per month
  • Tuition Assistance – Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥200,000 to be paid each half year)

Master’s Course of Graduate School

  • Basic Scholarship – ¥180,000 per month
  • Entrance Fee Assistance – Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥250,000 to be paid)
  • Tuition Assistance – Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥250,000 to be paid per each half year)

 

Field of Study:

  • Science
  • Technology and Engineering

 

Application Requirements:

  • Application form
  • A letter of recommendation from the academic advisor of the university the applicant graduated from
  • Study and research plan in Japan
  • Original university transcript (a photocopy is not acceptable.)
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s degree
  • 3 copies of recent photographs (taken in the last 6 months), size 4x3cm, upper half of the body from the front with head uncovered.
  • The applicant’s name is to be written on the reverse side and 1copy must be affixed to Application form No.1 .
  • Recent Medical Report (The report must be compiled by the health institute nominated by the Panasonic Scholarship office in the applicable countries/area.

 

For details and Application, Click HERE

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